Week 1 & 2
Good understanding of vector algebra and vector calculus is essential in this course. In these two weeks, please take some time to review Chapter 2 of the textbook, especially on gradient, divergence, curl and their related theorems.
If you feel that the coverage on certain topics in Chapter 2 is too brief, you may need to refer to a maths textbook. This review will be very helpful throughout the course.
This .pdf file is a brief summary on vector algebra and vector calculus. We will go through these together at the discussions sessions in the first two weeks.
September 29, 2004
The solution to homework assignment #1 has been posted. You can download and print it at the link to Homework Assignments below.